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Rooftop Bars Florence

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Best time to visit April - October
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Rooftop Bar Florence
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Florence Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

To elevate your experience in the lovely capital of the Tuscany region, look up and take aim on one of the rooftop bars Florence. While beautiful on street level, this historical city look even better from above. This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bar Florence, packed with all info you need about each venue: dress code, opening hours, photos, maps and much more.

Considered one of the world’s most romantic cities, Florence is packed with cozy and charming restaurants and cafés. And the Florence rooftops are no exception, often serving romance, views and luxury in a great combo. So, which is the best rooftop bar Florence? Scroll down and find the Florence rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

14 best rooftop bars in Florence

Rooftop bar Florence Loggia Roof Bar at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni

Loggia Roof Bar at Hotel Palazzo Guadagni

$$$ | 5th floor | Piazza Santo Spirito
  • Highlights
  • Calm & historical
  • Panoramic view
  • Loggia

A perfect place to perceive the voices from the plaza and streets below, to gaze at the rooftops of the historical buildings in Florence and to enjoy the beautiful view of the Florentine Hills while sipping a Tuscan wine. Built from the loggia on the top floor of the building, Loggia Roof Bar is the pride of Hotel Palazzo Guadagni. With great location in the Oltrarno area and a historical and charming vibe, this is an exceptional spot for a harmonious and delicious cocktail or aperitif.

Rooftop bar Florence SE·STO on Arno in Florence

SE·STO on Arno

$$$$ | 6th floor | Piazza Ognissanti
  • Highlights
  • Two terraces
  • 360-view
  • Signature cocktails

Perched on top of The Westin Excelsior, SE·STO on Arno rooftop is both a cozy rooftop bar and an excellent rooftop restaurant. Set on the banks of river Arno, with a magical view over the entire Florence. The rooftop consists of an indoor, 'glass-hut' restaurant and two terraces, one dedicated to the restaurant and one to the bar. Enjoy lunch and dinner described as 'Tuscan cuisine with a touch innovation', or go for signature and old style cocktails, exclusive wines and a great aperitif. Perfect for both a long and relaxing lunch in the sun, or a romantic apertif enjoying the amazing sunset views.

Rooftop bar Florence Three-Sixty at Grand Hotel Minerva in Florence

The Rooftop at Grand Hotel Minerva

$$$$ | 6th floor | Piazza di Santa Maria Novella
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • 360° views
  • Cocktail bar

Located right in the heart of Florence, on top of the amazing Grand Hotel Minerva, you find a lovely pool bar and rooftop cocktail bar with absolutely stunning, 360-degree over Florence, with the Cathedral as powerful background. During daytime, the rooftop is a privileged rooftop pool oasis strictly for guests at the hotel, but during summer evenings, the Chefs turn on the grill and the rooftop turns into a stylish cocktail bar. A perfect spot to enjoy great atmosphere, an apertivo and catch a beautiful sunset over Florence.


10 Spectacular Rooftop Bars in Florence

Rooftop bar Florence Panoramic Bar at Hotel degli Orafi in Florence

Panoramic Bar at Hotel degli Orafi

$$$ | 5th floor | Ponte Vecchio
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop garden / indoor lounge
  • Lunch & 'AperiView'
  • Premium location

The superb Hotel degli Orafi is not only blessed with a premium location, right in the historic centre of Florence, but also holds a premium rooftop bar, called the Panoramic Bar. Part stylish indoor lounge with panoramic windows, and part outdoor rooftop garden, the rooftop mixes the classic with the modern, and comes surrounded with lovely views over Florence. Up here you can enjoy a stylish lunch, an 'AperiView', or try something from the family vineyard, all in a warm and welcoming, yet sophisticated atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Florence La Terrazza at Hotel Continentale in Florence

La Terrazza at Hotel Continentale

$$$$ | 6th floor | Ponte Vecchio
  • Highlights
  • Lounge feel
  • River views
  • Charming terrace

This sophisticated and luxurious rooftop is located on the top floor of the medieval Consorti tower at the Hotel Continentale, close to the famous Ponto Vecchio bridge. This means fabolous views of of the Arno, as well as of the Cathedral and many other of the Florence historic buildings. La Terrazza Rooftop Bar is odern and stylish in decor, with a large lounge sofa running all along the edge and a cool cocktail bar offering a large selection of Italian bubbles and wines, along with well crafted sparkling and signature cocktails.

Rooftop bar Florence Divina Terrazza at Grand Hotel Cavour in Florence

Divina Terrazza at Grand Hotel Cavour

$$$$ | 6th floor | Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo)
  • Highlights
  • Amazing views
  • Great cocktails
  • Year round

Set on the 6th floor of the Grand Hotel Cavour you find the contemporary rooftop bar Divina Terrazza. And while the bar is modern, the views on display are more historical and simply breathtaking. Close up views of both the majestic Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Palazzo Vechhio is complemented with panoramics over Florence skyline. The American bar is open every night to all, serving innovative and classic cocktails made by skilled mixologists, the finest wine labels and tasty snacks.

Rooftop bar Florence Antica Torre Tornabuoni in Florence

Antica Torre Tornabuoni

$$$$ | 6th floor | Piazza di Santa Trinita
  • Highlights
  • Medieval building
  • Guests & events only
  • Panoramic views

The rooftop terraces at Antica Torre Tornabuoni offers absolutely stunning views over Florence and its surroundings. From here you can see the Arno river, all the historic buildings and the beautiful mountains and plains of Tuscany. And all this in a very private and harmonious atmosphere, since they are not open for anyone to pop by. One is for reservation of larger event, and one is exclusively for hotel guests. So to enjoy breakfast and exclusive wines up here, book your stay at the small, cosy and luxurious family hotel Antica Torre Tornabuoni.

Rooftop bar Florence View on Art Rooftop Cocktail Bar in Florence

View on Art Rooftop Cocktail Bar

$$$ | 6th floor | Duomo Square
  • Highlights
  • Casual
  • Duomo views
  • Day to night

Perched on top of the Hotel Medici, right in the very hearth of Florence, View on Art Rooftop Cocktail Bar mixes a casual setting with some truly grand views. The quite basic yet charming 6th floor rooftop holds both an interior lounge, as well as an outdoor terrace, where you find the prime feature of this venue: the amazing and close-up views of Brunelleschi’s distinctive dome and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Usually open from mid day to midnight, this is the perfect Florence rooftop bar for a relaxing drink with the best views over The Duomo.

Rooftop bar Florence Empireo Rooftop at Plaza Hotel Lucchesi in Florence

Empireo Rooftop at Plaza Hotel Lucchesi

$$$$ | 5th floor | Florence National Library
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Sunset views
  • Great cocktails

A very luxurious rooftop terrace, showcasing a lovely rooftop pool and an American rooftop bar called Empireo Rooftop, along with an absolutely stunning view of Florence skyline and all the way to the Tuscany Hills. During daytime the terrace and pool is a resfreshing oasis for guests at the hotel, but after 7.30pm all summer nights the terrace opens up for everyone. Equipped with both bar stools and comfy lounge chairs, this terrace is the perfect place to enjoy magical sunsets over Florence along with well crafted cocktails and different live music acts.

Rooftop bar Florence Hotel Baglioni in Florence

B-Roof at Hotel Baglioni

$$$$ | 5th floor | Santa Maria Novella
  • Highlights
  • Classic Italian
  • Panoramic views
  • Restaurant

A fantastic rooftop restaurant at bar, located on the 5th floor of Grand Hotel Baglioni, right in the heart of the city. From this cozy multi level terrace you get spectacular panoramic views over the Florence skyline. The restaurant serves traditional Tuscany cuisine with fantastic flavours and great Italian wines all year round. And during summer, the B-Green rooftop bar is open, where you can enjoy classic well made cocktails and nightly rooftop apertifs in a lovely roof garden setting.

Rooftop bar Florence Terrazza Rossini at Hotel Kraft in Florence

Terrazza Rossini at Hotel Kraft

$$$ | 6th floor | River Arno
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hanging garden

A spacious and lovely rooftop bar and restaurant perched on top of Hotel Kraft, located in a quiet residential area of Florence, close to the River Arno. From the roof terrace you get quite an outstanding view over the whole of Florence, and especially over the old town. Set over two terraces, where on one you find the Terrazza Rossini, with dining tables and and lounge sofas for anyone who want to enjoy fresh Italian dishes along with specialty cocktails and apertivo in a relaxing and romantic atmosphere. Then there is a smaller raised terrace with a lovely rooftop pool and sun loungers where hotel guests can enjoy all day.

Rooftop bar Angel Rooftop at Hotel Calimala in Florence

Angel Rooftop at Hotel Calimala

$$$ | 7th floor | Piazza della Repubblica
  • Highlights
  • 360º views
  • Multi-level rooftop garden
  • Plunge pool

Right in the heart of Florence you find a lovely, multi-level rooftop oasis called Angel Roofbar & Dining. Surrounded with local terracotta, finely worked bronze, wrought iron and white marble you get a fantastic 360º view over Florence. Open evenings for all, here you can enjoy aperitivo and dinner with a view, enjoying a menu filled with the best Italian tradition. Or turn to the rooftop bar for tasty signature cocktails and a fine selection of wines, on weekend nights complemented with live DJ sets.

Rooftop bar Florence Hotel Croce di Malta in Florence

Hotel Croce di Malta

$$$ | 5th floor | Piazza di Santa Maria Novella
  • Highlights
  • Simple & cozy
  • 360-view
  • Perfect location

A quite simple but very cozy rooftop bar in central Florence. Up on the terrace you get a fantastic 360-degree view of all of Florence and its surroundings, including cool views of the famous Doumo and also over the hotel pool and garden. Really a little oasis in the middle of the Florence, decorated in classic garden style, feeling more like an 'Italian home' rooftop terrace than a modern rooftop lounge. From the rooftop bar, which is open during the warmer sumer months, you can order tasty cocktails to enjoy in a very relaxed atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Florence Tosca & Nino at La Rinascente in Florence

Tosca & Nino at La Rinascente

$$$$ | 6th floor | Piazza la Repubblica
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant / Café/ Bar
  • Shopping centre
  • Amazing sunset

Tosca & Nino offers a 'made in Tuscany' experience on the top floors of the luxurious and famous shopping department store La Rinacente. It is a rooftop resraurant, café and bar, but also offers a bakery, takeaway gastronomy and a shop. Set over several floors, there is both an indoor dining room and an open air terrace, with beautiful vistas of Piazza la Repubblica, the Duomo and all the way to the Tuscan hills. Open from morning to midnight, you can visit the rooftop for anything from breakfast and coffee to sunny lunches, mixology cocktails and charming dinners with Tuscan inspired dishes.

Hans Ebenman
Hans Ebenman

Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.

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City info

Rooftop bar Florence

Rooftop-grade: 8/10

Prime season: April-Oct

Inhabitants: 400 000

Climate: humid subtropic

Regarding rooftop bars in Florence there are some very nice ones to visit.

The scenery and the views are amazing from the terraces and the food and drinks are also of the highest quality most of the time. Perhaps Italy's best city in terms of nice and cozy places to drink with a view at.

The Florence rooftop bars have fantastic city views over the most historical buildings here. Most of them are located at a hotel and you can say that the typical Florence rooftop bar is romantic and with a lovely view.

If you like harmony, great views and tasty drinks, visiting any of these sky bars is a good idea. And here's a list of the best hotels in Florence with a view.

About Florence

Florence is the region of Tuscany's capital, located in the southern Apennines with the Arno river that runs through the entire city. Florence has a variety of historical attractions and museums. For those who love food and drinks you can almost everything here. Cozy local restaurants (trattorias), comfortable bars and gourmet restaurants. If you want to get the most out of your time in the city you should go in the spring or autumn when the climate is the most pleasing.